Supporting you at every stage of life
All lives come with ups, downs, big changes, and new commitments. As an employer who wants everyone to thrive when they’re with us, we have a wide range of policies to make sure you’re supported at the times you need it most.
All our policies are inclusive and apply to everyone at Vodafone UK, no matter what their age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. And alongside the support you’ll get from us, our inclusion networks are there to support you too.
Our ReConnect programme can support you back into work after a career break. It’s open to anyone who’s had between one and 10 years away from their career, whatever the reason might be.
You can apply via most Vodafone UK vacancies. If you’re successful, we’ll offer you a permanent role and during your first six months, give you one non-working day a week (on full pay) to help you transition into work. You’ll also have support from your line manager and our employee networks, along with a range of learning resources to help you get back up to speed on core skills and working practices.
Policies for parents
Anyone who’s having a baby, adopting a child, or becoming a parent through surrogacy at Vodafone UK can take up to 16 weeks paid leave at any time during their first 18 months of becoming a parent. You also have the flexibility to work a 30-hour week for six months after this, to help you transition back to work.
Parents whose babies are born prematurely have the flexibility to adapt their leave to suit their situation. And any parent who sadly loses a child – whether that’s during pregnancy or up to their 18th birthday – are given two weeks’ paid leave.
Policies for carers
We understand many of our people care for others in their lives. To support them with this, we offer any colleague who cares for an older, disabled or seriously ill adult up to 18 weeks’ leave each year, the first week of which will be fully paid. Parents who care for a child under 18 years old can take up to four weeks’ leave in any year.
Carers also get free access to Legal & General’s Care Concierge Service, which provides support and advice. This includes a 30-minute telephone session with a Care Expert to help you understand what care is needed, how to arrange it and how to cover the cost.
Armed Forces Network
The network offers a safe space to share experiences, obtain support and provide opportunities to get involved in different activities with a view to driving a diverse and inclusive workforce. With a Workplace Group for news and events, Reservist Support (10 days Training Allowance with full pay) and workshops held to support Veterans discharging via WIS (Aldershot), there's an abundance of support for our people at Vodafone.
As part of the Armed Forces Covenant, we are recognised with a 'Gold Award' in the employer recognition scheme.